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Entrance to the Sanford facility
Entrance to the Sanford facility
Chelsea Gortmaker
June 20, 2016

Sanford Lab Preparing for Next Generation Xenon Experiment

The Sanford Underground Lab is preparing to receive and store portions of a needed 1.4 million liters of xenon gas over the next couple of years. The Rapid City Journal reports that the xenon is needed to perform the facility's next experiment named LUX-ZEPLIN. The experiment, which is scheduled to take place in 2018, will be designed to detect black matter particles which is possible due to the lab's location one mile underground. Further discoveries on dark matter could help to unlock new research into our galaxy and its formation.

To check out past news articles related to the Sanford Underground Lab, click on this archives link.

For more information on the lab and its current research as well as its past history as the Homestake Gold mine, check out this Knowledge Network resource page.

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